T10 Vendor ID Strings

The T10 Vendor ID list is maintained to help avoid redundant usage of vendor identifications. Technical Committee T10 of Accredited Standards Committee INCITS maintains an informal list of vendor identifications currently in use. At this time, there is no fee to obtain a T10 Vendor ID.

The Vendor ID table is available in hyper-text and ASCII plain text format. Included in the hyper-text are text links that speed the process of locating Vendor ID strings of interest. The ASCII plain text is suitable for FTP transfer to your computer, printing, and local editor inspection. Select:

Requesting a new T10 Vendor ID String

T10, a subcommittee of the InterNational Committee on Information Technology Standards (INCITS), maintains a list of vendor identifications currently in use. Please use the link below to submit your vendor identification request prior to using a new vendor identification. This will avoid potential conflicts.

When requesting a new Vendor ID, please specify your preferred Vendor ID code and your organization name EXACTLY as you would like it to appear in this list. There are a few simple rules to follow:

  1. The Vendor Identification identifies a Vendor, not a product or product line. If you need to identify a product, consider using the PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION field in the Standard INQUIRY data format (see the latest SPC-n standard).
  2. The Vendor ID code shall be 8 or fewer ASCII graphic characters (codes 20h through 7Eh). Some standards that use T10 Vendor ID strings add space characters (20h) to the right of Vendor IDs shorter than 8 characters to make exactly 8 characters.
  3. The Organization Name shall be 68 or fewer ASCII graphic characters (codes 20h through 7Eh).
  4. If the requested Vendor ID string or the Organization Name contain any double quote (22h) characters, these characters will be converted to single quote (27h) characters.
  5. Please avoid requesting previously assigned Vendor IDs. While the Vendor ID list includes both upper and lowercase characters, requests for new Vendor IDs that are the same as an existing ID except for the character case will not be accepted.

Please carefully fill out the New Vendor ID Request Form to request a Vendor ID. The request will be sent to an administrator for approval. Please allow 5 business days to receive confirmation that your request has been approved. There is no fee for T10 Vendor IDs.

(This page was last updated 2010/08/10)

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